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Be the Difference

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Award Recipients

YOUNG ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD

MacyCreighton J. Macy, Arts ’04, Law ’08
Washington, D.C.

Of the many lessons Creighton learned from playing collegiate tennis at Marquette, one continues to guide his professional and personal actions: how to be a team player while also being a leader.

Creighton is a partner at Baker McKenzie in Washington, D.C., and chairs the firm’s award-winning North American Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. In his role, Creighton builds on existing and develops new antitrust matters by forming strong strategic relationships with clients. He enjoys the fast-paced, demanding environment and credits Marquette with preparing him for this type of work, particularly in terms of leading as well as collaborating with a large and diverse team.

“I learned about the power of a strong and supportive community as well as the importance of developing and maintaining relationships within that community,” he says.

Coach Steve Rodecap, among many others, made a notable impression on Creighton’s Marquette experience because of how he led and inspired the men’s tennis team. “I will always remember Coach Rodecap’s dedication and focus towards understanding and bringing out the best in my teammates and me,” Creighton says. The two have remained close friends, and Creighton strives to pay forward his former coach’s mentorship by serving as a mentor to undergraduate and law students as well as young lawyers.

As a student, Creighton was awarded the Athletic Department’s Cura Personalis Award, a recognition voted on by fellow athletes, coaches and administrators.  He’s grateful to once again be recognized by the university. “I am humbled and honored by this award, as I learned and grew a tremendous amount at Marquette,” he says.

Fun Fact:

Creighton leads a team that provides legal counsel to Bridge to Health USA, an organization that brings healthcare to underserved communities around the world.